Barbara Cohen, 85, of Highland Park died June 23, 2016. Born and raised in New York City, she resided in East Brunswick for five years before moving to Highland Park in 1963. She also spent summers on Long Beach Island and winters in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Mrs. Cohen was a 1950 graduate of Hunter College with a BA in psychology. She was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority.
Active in her community, she was a board member of Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth for many years and a member of the Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island. She served both congregations in multiple leadership capacities. She was a longtime member and supporter of Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ and National Council of Jewish Women, where she held many leadership positions and served as district president for several terms.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Arthur; her daughter, Nancy S. of New York City; two sons, David (Rhonda) of Philadelphia and Sandy (Mary Weiner) of New York City; and four grandsons.
Services were held June 26 with arrangements by Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel, New Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to HPCT-CAE, Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ, or JCC of Long Beach Island, 2411 Long Beach Blvd., Spray Beach, NJ 08008.